The great horned owl has a loud squak (especially juveniles) that we have
heard. I would say it is similar to the squak of a great blue. We found the
sound on one of our birding cd's.
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From: "Ruth Stewart" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 9:58 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] sounds in the night?
>I throw this out for thoughts about what this might have been...
> A nearby neighbor with a high comfort level and knowledge about all things
> natural, called with a question about a night sound heard a couple of
> weeks ago during full moon time. She was in her house about 8 pm and
> heard an animal/bird noise loud enough to draw her out of her house. It
> was squawk like akind to a heron. I appeared to move from one point to
> another (not back and forth) and continued for about 35-40 vocalizations.
> I know Great Blue Herons are around due to the open waters but are they
> wont to call at night, continuously? Do owls make squawking sounds? My
> caller is very familiar with Barred, Horned, Screech Owl calls - as well
> as raccoon and coyote.
> Does anyone have any thoughts about this?
> Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset